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We are pleased to announce that the Central Oregon Behavioral Health Consortium (COBHC) is now accepting Trainee applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The consortium is a training and education program supported by collaborative members across Central Oregon. The consortium is tasked with supporting mental health providers at all stages of their training to become licensed and provides educational opportunities in the form of quarterly trainings for the greater mental health community of Central Oregon. To learn more about COBHC, please visit us at: https://cobhc.org.

Individuals who meet the below criteria are welcome to apply to the Central Oregon Behavioral Health Consortium 2023/2024 Cohort.

  • Interns completing their master’s in clinical counseling, master’s in school counseling (90 credit track), master’s in social work, advanced standing bachelors in social work from PSU, and associates (LPC-A, CSW-A,) registered with their licensing body within the state of Oregon.
  • Interns completing their Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate from COCC. (This is a different education track which will start in Winter of 2023).
  • Be a resident of Central Oregon with their internships/field placements/associateship also in Central Oregon. 

Below is a list of frequently asked questions: 

Where do I apply?

  • The application can be found at COBHC.org under the Services and Training tab.
  • We are accepting applications from July 12th through August 25th, 2023.

Will I get paid?

  • Yes! A stipend will be provided monthly by the COBHC with the following guidelines:
    • Greater stipend amounts are provided to trainees at rural training sites, as well as training sites that provide at least 75% (or more) child and family services.
    • Stipends are disbursed based on meeting or exceeding monthly learning objectives and will be held until the objectives are met.
    • To receive the stipend, you and your supervisor will sign a contract agreeing to the learning expectations outlined below.

What will I be doing?

  • Monthly reporting of learning objectives met which can include any number of the following COBHC supported learning activities:
      • Didactic trainings – self-paced, offered through the COBHC-Hub
      • Case Consultation – scheduled bi-monthly.
      • Journal Club – scheduled monthly.
      • Select community events listed on the COBHC-Hub
      • Independent study submitted by trainees with supporting documentation (accounting for no more than half your learning hours).
  • Quarterly, full day, in person, trainings on therapeutic skills to deepen your knowledge and abilities. The current anticipated line-up of training is:
    • Fall:  Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD – Dr. Debra Kaysen, PhD
    • Winter: CBT for Psychosis – Ron Unger, LCSW
    • Spring: Psilocybin Assisted Therapy Services – Valeria Clarke, LCSW, and Kate Gillespie, LCSW
    • Summer: Ecopsychology – Thomas Doherty, PsyD

What about supervision?

  • Most training sites will provide clinical supervision for trainees; however, some sites may require a supervisor from an outside agency to support your clinical training. If you have questions about supervision needs, please reach out to us by emailing Tina Bollman at tina@ecwork.org
  • The COBHC Training Committee will support trainee education and provide guidance to clinical supervisors to help you, the trainee, have a consistent and high-quality supervision experience, while also engaging in clinical practice.

Questions?  Please review the COBHC Member Sites and the COBHC Trainee-Supervisor information pages for more details related to training sites, interns, and supervisors. We look forward to reviewing your applications and collaborating with you.

You may also attend any of the following Q and A sessions with me, COBHC Director, Adam Dickey, PsyD, and Coordinator, Tina Bollman, to discuss any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you.

Q and A Sessions:


The COBHC Application Review Team

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